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St. Patrick’s Day: Prickly Problems, Shamrocks and Saints

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a public holiday in Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador. Chicago plumbers celebrate by turning the city’s river green. It’s a day when folks wear something green, and I’ve heard that some even drink green … Continue reading

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A Saint, Genesis, Animals, Me and Being Human

Today’s Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. It’s also Saint Apollonia’s feast day. She’s one of several folks killed in 249, during an Alexandrian effort to stamp out Christian influences. Emperor Decius put imperial clout behind such efforts, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Some Year, Not Much Happened

That’s not true, actually. A quick check told me that stuff happened on February 3rd: 1488: Bartolomeu Dias landed in Mossel Bay 1690: Colony of Massachusetts issued paper money, first in the Americas 1793: Enlightened French leaders removed insufficiently liberated … Continue reading

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Executed: Daniel Lewis Lee

Daniel Lewis Lee died this morning. That’s unremarkable, by itself. Roughly 150,000 people die every day. Cause of death varies. Diseases kill some of us. Others die in accidents. Civil authorities kill those who deserve death. In their government’s opinion. … Continue reading

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